Pleione sp. - Windowsill Orchid
Pleione, often dubbed “Windowsill Orchids,” are versatile plants native to SE Asia. These plants are grown for their extravagant, low-to-the-ground blooms that are combinations of pink, white, purple, and magenta. These plants can be grown in protected areas outside or indoors in a spot with plenty of light. We also grow these orchids in pots outside and store them in a garage or cool pantry over winter. For more information, check out our Pleione blog.
Our Pleione orchids are shipping dormant and planted in the perfect pot, ready to bloom for you! Keep these orchids in a bright spot and watch their blooms unfold.
Pleione ‘Eiger’ in washed terracotta cylinder: Pale lavender-and-white bloom with a ruffled lip and maroon speckling in the center.
Pleione ‘Alishan’ in rough gray terracotta: Bright pink bloom, with white tips and a white center with crimson speckles.
Pleione ‘Tongariro’ in traditional lipped terracotta: Striking all-fuchsia flower with large apple-red speckles in the center.
• Light: Bright, indirect light. Some direct light okay.
• Water: Keep the soil evenly moist while in leaf. During winter and while in bloom, keep soil dry.
• Considerations: This plant prefers a dry and cool winter. Cold temperatures help induce blooming. Use a weak solution of gentle orchid fertilizer throughout the growing season for the showiest springtime blooms.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Pleione orchid in finished planter that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 2" nursery pot. The plant you receive will be dormant, waking up to grow and bloom. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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